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Lambis truncata ([Lightfoot], 1786)

211091  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:211091)

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(of Strombus truncatus [Lightfoot], 1786) Lightfoot, J. (1786). A Catalogue of the Portland Museum, lately the property of the Dutchess Dowager of Portland, deceased; which will be sold by auction by Mr. Skinner & Co. <em>[book].</em> London. viii + 194 pp., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/43259464
page(s): 133, species no. 2967 [details]   
Description The largest and heaviest of spider shells, up to 40 cm. Similar to L. lambis but with a more squarish outline. Younger...  
Description The largest and heaviest of spider shells, up to 40 cm. Similar to L. lambis but with a more squarish outline. Younger shells creamy white; columella and lip usually mauve brown when older. Habitat: on rubble and coarse sand in shallow water. Distribution: Indian Ocean. Regional names: Kis. Visimba, Vikocho. (Richmond, 1997). [details]
MolluscaBase eds. (2022). MolluscaBase. Lambis truncata ([Lightfoot], 1786). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=211091 on 2022-08-09
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1997-02-22 16:55:09Z
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2001-12-09 13:54:23Z
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2011-03-11 21:13:21Z
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original description  (of Strombus truncatus [Lightfoot], 1786) Lightfoot, J. (1786). A Catalogue of the Portland Museum, lately the property of the Dutchess Dowager of Portland, deceased; which will be sold by auction by Mr. Skinner & Co. <em>[book].</em> London. viii + 194 pp., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/43259464
page(s): 133, species no. 2967 [details]   

original description  (of Strombus bryonia Gmelin, 1791) Gmelin J.F. (1791). Vermes. In: Gmelin J.F. (Ed.) Caroli a Linnaei Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Ed. 13. Tome 1(6). G.E. Beer, Lipsiae [Leipzig]. pp. 3021-3910. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83098#5
page(s): 3520 [details]   

additional source Walls, J. G. (1980). <i>Conchs, tibias and harps. A survey of the molluscan families Strombidae and Harpidae</i>. <em>Hong Kong: TFH Publications.</em>  [details]   

additional source Steyn, D. G.; Lussi, M. (2005). Offshore Shells of Southern Africa: A pictorial guide to more than 750 Gastropods. Published by the authors. pp. i–vi, 1–289.
page(s): 22. [details]   

source of synonymy Liverani V. (2014) The superfamily Stromboidea. Addenda and corrigenda. In: G.T. Poppe, K. Groh & C. Renker (eds), <i>A conchological iconography</i>. pp. 1-54, pls 131-164. Harxheim: Conchbooks.  [details]   
 
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Authority Reasoning for the square brackets:
Recommendation 51D. Author anonymous, or anonymous but known or inferred. If the name of a taxon was (or is deemed to have been) established anonymously, the term "Anon." may be used as though it was the name of the authors. However, if the authorship is known or inferred from external evidence, the name of the author, if cited, should be enclosed in square brackets to show the original anonymity.

This is the case with the publication "A Catalogue of the Portland Museum..." containing the original establishment of the name Strombus truncatus.

Malacologists have attributed the work to Reverend John Lightfoot, librarian and chaplain of the Duchess of Portland. His name was not mentioned in the work itself but Dance (1962) presented convincing evidence that he was the anonymous author of the work. That is why Lightfoot's name has been taken for the authorship of the names under Recommendation 51D
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Description The largest and heaviest of spider shells, up to 40 cm. Similar to L. lambis but with a more squarish outline. Younger shells creamy white; columella and lip usually mauve brown when older. Habitat: on rubble and coarse sand in shallow water. Distribution: Indian Ocean. Regional names: Kis. Visimba, Vikocho. (Richmond, 1997). [details]
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English wild-vine rootgiant spider conch  [details]
German Große TeufelskralleGemeine Spinnenschnecke  [details]